The opioid epidemic has not disappeared during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the spring, local experts provided information about about treatment and recovery services that are still available in Berks County.
The opioid crisis and COVID-19 are the two great epidemics of our generation, according to this Harvard Health Blog post, which underscores the urgent need to address substance use disorder, and the challenges of doing so at this time.
COVID-19 poses unique concerns for parents and caregivers of those struggling with addiction or substance use. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has put together a list of resources, tips and online support to help guide families on everything from prevention to treatment during these difficult times.
The outbreak of the coronavirus is stressful for many people, creating fear, anxiety and worries about the future. For those in recovery, it's especially important to take care of your mental and emotional well-being. The CDC has tips for coping with stress.